APRICOT is a
forum that facilitates knowledge sharing among key Internet builders
in the region, with peers and leaders from the Internet community
worldwide. Since 1996,
APRICOT has established itself as Asia Pacific's premier regional
Internet Summit where related organizations converge and host their
annual general meetings and other special events.
summit comprises seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions,
Birds of a Feather (BOFs), and other forums, all geared towards
spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet
within the Asia Pacific region.
is to develop and advance the skills and understanding necessary
to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.
APRICOT is about bringing the world's top Internet experts together
with those who can benefit most from this knowledge.
are the key builders of Asia's Internet. These are individuals who
directly impact the operational deployment and stability of Internet
Protocol (IP)-based networks and services.
principle of APRICOT has been its vendor-neutral objectiveness that
provides for informed opinion. It creates a neutral educational
forum that provides for frank discussions on the skills, policies
and technologies that are critical for the smooth operation of the
Internet network and services infrastructure both regionally and
provides its sponsors the chance to participate in a quality, content-rich
event with excellent opportunities to target their products and
services at the decision-makers in the Asia Pacific Internet community.
This event has
a one-year technology horizon. This means that APRICOT is involved
with the latest technologies in cyberspace today, or those that
are likely to emerge within the next 12 months. As APRICOT is only
organised once a year, special attention is given to the creation
of affinity groups that foster mutual support throughout the year.
During the year, these affinity groups play a key role as a source
of knowledge and experience.
goal is to provide a vehicle for the transfer of technology and
techniques to the Asia and Pacific Rim. As such, our attendance
fees are set lower than the more promotional-oriented conferences
and in fact, are set to match the fees found at many Internet Engineering
Task Force meetings. APRICOT is not profit oriented. Any surplus
funds will be used to keep attendance fees low at APRICOT 2002.